PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
The meeting was called to order at and the following me
Gary Girard Victor Calabretta
Betty Hubbard Barry
Richard Ventrone Michael White
Jean Brown – arrived at
Lisa Bryer, AICP – Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe – Recording Clerk
A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Calabretta to approve the minutes as written. So unanimously voted.
Approval of Minutes from
A motion was made by Commissioner
Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner White to accept the minutes as amended:
Page 3, 4th paragraph, along the cemetery line
that was in
unanimously voted. Commissioners
1. CRMC – Public Notice – Robert Halstead,
2. FYI – Copy of Letter Re: Medeiros Administrative Subdivision. Received
III. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item – nothing at this time
1. Town Planner’s Report
2. Chairpersons report
Commissioner Girard attended the Town Council meeting on Monday and the Town Council was happy about the job the Planning Commission is doing with the High Groundwater ordinance.
3. Town Committees
c. Buildings and Facilities
4. Sub Committees
V. Old Business – nothing at this time
1. Election of Commission Vice Chair & Secretary
A motion was made by Commissioner Calabretta and seconded by Commissioner Brown to elect Commissioner Calabretta as the Vice Chair and Commissioner Holland as the secretary to the planning commission. So unanimously voted.
2. Planning Commission Liaison Committee’s Appointments - Fort Getty Master Plan Committee - Traffic Committee - Harbor Management Committee – Tree Preservation and Protection Committee
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Hubbard to appoint the following Commissioners to be Liaisons to the following committee’s:
Commissioner Ventrone will be appointed to the Harbor Commission and Commissioner White will be appointed to the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee. Commissioner Hubbard will continue on the Ft. Getty Committee and Commissioner Brown will continue on the Traffic Commission. So unanimously voted.
3. Discussion of Zoning Ordinance 2006 Update
One of the things that the Town Planner
Commissioner Brown asked a hypothetical question that if you buy a piece of land because it is zoned commercial and then the zoning changes will the person be grandfathered with their property or will they just have to abide by the change? No answered the Planner.
A discussion ensued about Bed and Breakfasts and the Planning Commissioners discussed looking at this issue again or if they are happy with the regulation as is. The Planning Commission decided that it is working the way it is now. Valerie Malloy asked a question about what the difference is between renting their house out a week at a time or a B&B.
Commissioner Calabretta asked about the cell tower issue and addressing it in the update of the Zoning Ordinance.
Commissioner Hubbard asked about the demolition delay issue and also land based aquaculture.
Affordable Housing Implementation:
These issues have been discussed at previous meetings and one of the issues they would like to explore at length is Accessory Apartments with regard to affordable housing, also tax relief as subsidy. They will also look at the Regulation of Formula businesses.
An RFP will be developed and done for an upcoming meeting in the near future so a professional can be hired as a consultant to assist with the Zoning update.
A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Calabretta and Commissioner Girard seconded the motion at So unanimously voted.
Cinthia L. Reppe This meeting was recorded on 1 micro-cassette